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  • State: Orissa
  • Famous for/as: Heritage

History of Puri

Located in the state of Orissa, Puri is one of the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus. Puri is a coastal city that stands on the banks of Bay of Bengal. Featuring great architectural building, balanced climate, exotic beaches, beautiful landscapes and historical significance, Puri is visited by tourists all year round.

Puri also holds great historical significance because it is believed to be the land of Lord Jagannatha.

People and Culture of Puri

The major population of Puri consists of Hindus followed by Muslims. Oriya, Hindi and Bengali languages are spoken in this region. Rath Yatra is the most famous festival that is celebrated in Puri and it calls pilgrims from all around the country. Chandan Snana and the Snana Yatra are also celebrated here.

Things to Do in Puri

There are ample of places to visit in Puri. Swarming with tourists all year round, Puri is packed with many Puri attractions. Lord Jagannath Temple is the main sightseeing in Puri. Dedicated to Lord Jagannath, this temple is a sacred place for the Hindus. During your Puri tour, you must the Puri Beach. The beach is long and sandy and has many stalls lined up.

From the list of Puri tourist places, one must visit the Konark Sun Temple. Shaped in a gigantic chariot, the temple is declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Puri places to visit include Chilika Lake and Swargadwar. Among places to see in Puri, Golden beach is worth a visit.

Food and Shopping  in Puri

Apart from sightseeing, there are many other things to do in Puri such as shopping. The Swargadwar area is famous for buying artefacts made of shells and oyster. Decorative pieces are also sold here. Weaved saris namely Passapali, Ikat and Bomkai are popular here and one must make it a point to leave Puri after buying these beauties.

Oriya cuisine is the main food of Puri. The city hosts a lot of budget friendly restaurants and upscale restaurants as well. Bhojohori Manna, Chung Wah Restaurant, Bakers Boutique and The Gajapati are few popular restaurants.

Accommodation in Puri

Tourists who are wondering how to reach Puri can choose from various options such as flight, cab and bus. Located at a distance of 60 km, Bhubaneswar Airport is the closest airport to Puri. One can take a flight to Bhubaneshwar and then a taxi, bus or train to Puri. There are regular flights to and from places such as Delhi, Mumbai, etc.

Since Puri is an eminent tourist destination, it is brimming with tourists all throughout the year. Therefore, it advisable to book hotels in Puri well in advance to avoid the last minute hassles. From resorts to guesthouses to hotels, there are ample of accommodation options in Puri that provide the best of services. One can choose the place of accommodation according to one’s budget and comfort. There are many hotels in Puri that are located in close proximity to Puri sightseeing places. Plan a trip to Puri early this season with your friends and family.



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Saptarshi dutta

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  • Saptarshi dutta
  • 5 Reviews
  •  166 readers

"A beautiful experience" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Puri - May be called both a place for romance and pilgrimage. Here the weather of puri was fantastic. I enjoyed my stay there. The Food is very good specially Bengali dish non veg. You can enjoy shopping. Must visit temples & Beaches etc. It's a beautiful experience. Visited Maa Mangala Temple at KAKATPUR. Ramachandi Mandir and Sun Temple at KONARK.
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Avik narayan Chatterjee

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  • Avik narayan Chatterjee
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 10 photos
  • 10 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  8699 readers

"Must visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Puri- May be called both a place for romance and pilgrimage. It's about an hour drive from Bhubaneswar (in case your train doesn't directly reach Puri which most train does). And as you leave the rail station within 4 minutes the seas are there to welcome you with their wives rattling to and fro.

One can just enjoy a relaxed holiday at the beaches. Also one can indulge in sightseeing. Tours are conducted to Chilka the famous lagoon of India where if you are lucky enough may meet the dolphin. And on other day you can go for a trip to Udayagiri, Khandagiri, Nandan Kanan, Konark temple and others. And last but not the least the famous Jagannath temple of Puri is a must visit for every travellers. Although plenty of hotels are available, one must book early to secure his/her room for a sea facing one. And finally watching the sea at midnight or in the early morning is a treat for your eyes.
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Alekh prakash

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  • Alekh prakash
  • 2 Reviews
  •  59 readers

"A pleasant trip" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I went from Chakradharpur, Jharkhand and compared to here the weather of Puri was fantastic. I enjoyed my stay there. One thing I would like to say, the city must have meter auto/taxi or bus service to move from one place to another as of now they charged their own rate. Measures should to be taken to stop this extra burden on tourists.
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Jagamohan Patro

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  • Jagamohan Patro
  • Lives in Rayagada
  • 1 Review
  •  115 readers

"A pleasant trip to Puri" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Nice to spend some time with loved ones after busy official business. It's a beautiful experience. Visited Maa Mangala Temple at KAKATPUR. Ramachandi Mandir and Sun Temple at KONARK. I thank Makemytrip for their efforts to book Hotels easily and good one without any problem.
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Sourav ray

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  • Sourav ray
  • 2 Reviews
  •  123 readers

"Second GOA of India, must visit place" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Puri is not only known for "Jagannath Temple", "Konark Temple" or "Swargadwar". This is known as second GOA for couples & Honeymoon couples. Very nice place, many good Sea Beaches still developing. Away from City, Calm place, good sea foods, many good hotels & restaurants, markets full with Puri special Khaaja (Sweets), special printed garments for all, Wooden Sticks, Aluminium utensils etc. Ideal for short trips of 3-4 nights. Budget within 10K-15K for 2 persons, safe place for all, little costly if you travel by Auto Rickshaw. Best season to visit during "RATH YATRA" in the month of June & from September to March. You can travel through Bus, Train or Flight. Many trains available directly to PURI from across India. If it is not available from your location, you can come to "Bhubaneswar" by train or by flight. From their you will get many buses or cabs to PURI (around 1 and Half hour distance).
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Biswajit

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  • Biswajit
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 1 Review
  •  165 readers

"Awesome place" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Well had been to puri many times and I just love the place. The temple, beaches, food all are amazing and lovely. Love to visit the place again and again when I find time. Perfect holiday destinations for couples, family, friends. Puri has its own charisma obviously due to the Lord jaganath temple and famous beach. Forgot to mention beautiful hotel have come up for a perfect holidays.
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Vineet Aggarwal

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  • Vineet Aggarwal
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  • 7 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  2552 readers

"Longest auto ride of our life" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Upon reaching the Bhubaneshwar airport, walk out of the airport across the road to get the autos in reasonable rates.

Its 10 mins drive into the city chowk from where you can either board the bus or Volvo or hire private taxi to Puri.

AS we always take the road less travelled, so WE hired the AUTO ITSELF from Bhubaneshwar to Puri :)

As a result we thoroughly enjoyed traveling in the cool morning breeze, sipping on the fresh coconuts from the highway sellers and stopping here and there to show kids the fields and the fresh waters beyond the highway.

This was indeed a DIFFERENT experience for all of us as we toured the longest auto journey of our life.

Dont miss the Sakshi Gopal temple which is midway in Bhubaneshwar and Puri. Neither the bus nor the volvo will take you there. They say that replica is there in the Lord Jagannath Puri temple complex itself - BUT the ORIGINAL is equally delightful.

Auto is 1/2 the taxi cost and you still enjoy the personal liberty as you would in a taxi.
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Souvik Sana

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  • Souvik Sana
  • 1 photo
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  550 readers

"Awesome place to get relaxed" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Puri is a nice destination for relaxation, sea beaches and temples. People are nice & helpful. Konark and Bhubaneswar, the city of temple is nearby. Chilka lake is close which is very nice to see through boat. You can see Dolphins there also. If you love beaches and at the same time like to spend time with your family then Puri is the holiday destination for you. What makes Puri interesting is the combination of religious and historic things in there.
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Pritesh thacker

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  • Pritesh thacker
  • 3 Reviews
  •  236 readers

"A temple city" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It was very religious trip, very nice destination and also very nice beach, Bhubaneshwar also. Konark sun temple and chandrabhaga beach was nice. Near bhubaneshwar there are The Lingraj mahadev temple which is very ancient. Mukteshwar mahadev, Nandankanan zoo is a very big and natural zoo.
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Biswajeet Mishra

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  • Biswajeet Mishra
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 122 photos
  • 21 Reviews
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"Puri beach and temple are famous" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It is a very famous and have popular beach of Odisha and the beach is mostly crowded as daily 5000-10000 people visit there and take bath some of them also believe it as a sacred holy place for bath then they go for visit to Jagannath Temple. The evening time is very pleasure at beach.
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